1927–28 Chicago Black Hawks season

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1927–28 Chicago Black Hawks
Division 5th American
1927–28 record 7–34–3
Home record 2–18–2
Road record 5–16–1
Goals for 68
Goals against 134
Team information
General Manager Frederic McLaughlin
Coach Barney Stanley (4–17–2)
Hugh Lehman (3–17–1)
Captain Dick Irvin
Arena Chicago Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Mickey MacKay (17)
Assists Duke Keats (8)
Points Duke Keats (22)
Penalties in minutes Duke Keats (55)
Wins Chuck Gardiner (6)
Goals against average Chuck Gardiner (2.83)
<1926–27 1928–29>

The 1927–28 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's second season of play.

Regular season[edit]

The team was coming off a 19–22–3 expansion season, however, team owner Frederic McLaughlin saw it as a disappointment, and fired head coach Pete Muldoon. He was replaced by Barney Stanley. The team would score only 68 goals, 3rd fewest in the league, and allow a league high 134, and finish with a 7–34–3 record, dead last in the NHL. Midway through the season, the Hawks would fire Stanley and name Hugh Lehman, who was the backup goaltender, as the team's head coach.

Injuries played a big part in the Hawks horrible season, as Babe Dye, who scored a team high 25 goals the previous year, would suit up for only 9 games and get no points. Team captain and scoring leader from 1926–27, Dick Irvin, would miss 30 games due to injuries, and as a result, goals were hard to come by. Mickey MacKay would lead the Hawks with 17 goals, while Duke Keats would have a team best 22 points and 55 penalty minutes.

In goal, rookie Chuck Gardiner would get the majority of action, playing in 40 games, winning 6 of them and posting a 2.83 GAA, along with 3 shutouts.

Chicago would miss the playoffs for the first time in the clubs short history, finishing 29 points behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the final playoff spot in the American Division.

Season standings[edit]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Boston Bruins 44 20 13 11 77 70 558 51
New York Rangers 44 19 16 9 94 79 462 47
Pittsburgh Pirates 44 19 17 8 67 76 395 46
Detroit Cougars 44 19 19 6 88 79 395 44
Chicago Black Hawks 44 7 34 3 68 134 375 17

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Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Schedule and results[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 November 15 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 Boston Bruins 0–0–1 1
2 November 17 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Montreal Maroons 1–0–1 3
3 November 19 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–1–1 3
4 November 23 Ottawa Senators 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2–1 3
5 November 26 Detroit Cougars 0–0 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2–2 4
6 November 30 Montreal Canadiens 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3–2 4
7 December 1 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Detroit Cougars 1–4–2 4
8 December 3 New York Rangers 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4–2 6
9 December 7 New York Americans 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5–2 6
10 December 10 Boston Bruins 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 2–6–2 6
11 December 14 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks 2–7–2 6
12 December 17 Chicago Black Hawks 5–2 Pittsburgh Pirates 3–7–2 8
13 December 18 Chicago Black Hawks 0–2 New York Americans 3–8–2 8
14 December 22 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 Montreal Canadiens 3–9–2 8
15 December 25 Chicago Black Hawks 0–2 New York Rangers 3–10–2 8
16 December 28 Montreal Maroons 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks 3–11–2 8
17 January 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–12–2 8
18 January 4 Montreal Canadiens 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–13–2 8
19 January 8 Chicago Black Hawks 0–5 New York Rangers 3–14–2 8
20 January 10 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Boston Bruins 3–15–2 8
21 January 12 Chicago Black Hawks 0–2 Pittsburgh Pirates 3–16–2 8
22 January 16 Pittsburgh Pirates 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–17–2 8
23 January 18 Detroit Cougars 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks 4–17–2 10
24 January 21 Boston Bruins 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 4–17–3 11
25 January 24 Chicago Black Hawks 0–10 Montreal Canadiens 4–18–3 11
26 January 26 Chicago Black Hawks 6–9 Ottawa Senators 4–19–3 11
27 January 28 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–20–3 11
28 January 29 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Detroit Cougars 4–21–3 11
29 February 5 Chicago Black Hawks 6–0 New York Americans 5–21–3 13
30 February 8 Pittsburgh Pirates 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 5–22–3 13
31 February 10 Montreal Maroons 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 5–23–3 13
32 February 12 Chicago Black Hawks 3–0 New York Rangers 6–23–3 15
33 February 14 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1 Boston Bruins 6–24–3 15
34 February 19 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 Detroit Cougars 7–24–3 17
35 February 22 Ottawa Senators 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 7–25–3 17
36 February 25 New York Rangers 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks 7–26–3 17
37 February 28 New York Americans 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 7–27–3 17
38 March 1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–6 Montreal Maroons 7–28–3 17
39 March 3 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Ottawa Senators 7–29–3 17
40 March 10 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 Pittsburgh Pirates 7–30–3 17
41 March 12 Pittsburgh Pirates 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 7–31–3 17
42 March 15 Boston Bruins 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 7–32–3 17
43 March 17 Detroit Cougars 7–0 Chicago Black Hawks 7–33–3 17
44 March 21 New York Rangers 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks 7–34–3 17

Player statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Duke Keats 32 14 8 22 55
Mickey MacKay 36 17 4 21 23
Rabbit McVeigh 38 6 7 13 10
Ty Arbour 32 5 5 10 32
Cy Wentworth 44 5 5 10 31

Goaltending[edit]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Chuck Gardiner 40 2420 6 32 2 114 3 2.83
Hugh Lehman 4 250 1 2 1 20 1 4.80

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.